Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 30 - 30.2 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

No, extant lineages are not necessarily the original lineages which separated at a branch point, and they often are not those taxa.

Work Step by Step

See Fig. 26.5— note that the extant/modern taxa (right side) are often not connected directly to the original branch points between large groups like gymnosperms and flowering plants.
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